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Templates vs Custom-built Dedicated Servers

(version 2.5 and higher)

Related Docs:   Dedicated Servers Intro Adding Dedicated Servers (User Guide)

Last modified: 24 Dec 2007


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Dedicated Server Templates

Before adding dedicated servers to the system, you have to create dedicated server templates. They simplify managing and billing servers of the same type. When creating a dedicated server plan, you can choose server template(s) for it. This way you can create, for instance, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD etc. dedicated server plans. Custom-bult servers, on the other hand, are added to H-Sphere in one step and assigned to users directly (not distributed via plans). That is why you need to determine setup and monthly fee when creating a non-templated server.

  • To add a template, go to Dedicated Servers -> Manage Templates and click Add server template.
    Fill in the form you will be taken to and click Submit:
    You can allow this template in plans right away or later using the Manage Templates menu. When you add a dedicated server template, it appears in the dedicated server templates list (the Manage Templates menu). Check boxes near templates which you are going to use in plans:
  • To edit a template, click the Edit icon in the template entry (the Manage Templates menu).
    * You can't edit a template if at least one server added from that template was taken by a user.
  • To remove a template, click the Trashcan icon in the template entry.
    * You can't remove a template if at least one server was added from that template.
  •  To be able to use a template in plans, check the box in the template entry. Such templates will show in Dedicated Server Plan Edit Wizard.


Custom-built Dedicated Servers

If enabled in Globals, clients can request custom-built dedicated servers by simply clicking a link. When they do so, a trouble ticket is generated:

When you receive such requests, add non-templated servers and assign them to users by changing server's status to In use.

Related Docs:   Dedicated Servers Intro Adding Dedicated Servers (User Guide)

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